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Thursday, 22 March 2012 ( #557 )
FEM recommends terms and definitions Brussels, Belgium The European Materials Handling Federation (FEM)'s industrial trucks product group has published a new guidance document. The FEM 4.101 recommendation on "Hour Meter Readings - terms and definitions for industrial trucks", defines the terms used in relation to time displayed on hour meters fitted to forklifts. The recommendation is available on the FEM website. Rocla represents Cat Lift Trucks Jaarvenpaa, Finland OOO Rocla Rus is now a full-line, non-exclusive Cat Lift Trucks dealer in the St Petersburg and Moscow areas. Managing director of Rocla RUS Konstantin Titov says the forklift dealer is committed to broadening its product range and services to provide a complete solutions portfolio. The dealer represents the complete range of Cat counterbalance and warehouse trucks, and Rocla warehouse and automated guided vehicles. Shows offer European meeting point Stuttgart, Germany The f-cell (fuel cell) industry forum and the new Battery+Storage conference and expo will take place at the Messe Stuttgart from 8-10 October. Ulrich Kromer von Beale, Messe Stuttgart's managing director, says the combined shows aim to become the industry meeting point in Europe for "chemical companies that supply electrode material, and for producers of complex battery systems and e-vehicle developers". The f-cell forum attracted about 1,000 visitors from 30 countries in 2011. TVH in exhibition for professionals Antwerp, Belgium TVH will give an overview of its range of safety products at the seventh See-Days exhibition in the Metropolis in Antwerp on 26 April. The one-day exhibition for professionals in safety, ergonomics and environment is an initiative of about 20 companies. It is not a regular exhibition but a meeting place for professionals. About 350 visitors attended the exhibition last year. Registration is free at www.see-days.be. Networking opportunity in Ireland Dublin, Ireland The fourth Irish Logistics Networking Lunch will be held at the Carlton Hotel in Dublin Airport on 3 April. Roger Williams, CEO of All Ireland Warehousing Association (AIWA), says that networking is a vital strategy in the current, challenging economic environment for third-party logistics services operators, own account operators and industry suppliers. The event is organised by the AIWA and the United Kingdom Warehousing Association on behalf of the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Associations and the Confederation Europeene de l'Entreposage et de la Logistique, and is supported by CILT (Ireland). Nissan Forklift donates to United Way charity Marengo, IL, United States Fundraising efforts, employee contributions and company gifts have enabled Nissan Forklift Corp to donate more than USD242,000 to the United Way of Greater McHenry County from 2002 to 2011. "We couldn't do what we do here at the United Way without the commitment and support from companies like Nissan Forklift," says David Barber, the organisation's executive director. Employee events produced approximately USD50,000, employee donations were USD90,000 and corporate donations accounted for about USD102,000, says Lee Van Syckle, director of human resources and administration. Van Syckle has allowed employees to throw pies at him for donations. "If the employees meet a certain challenge in percentage or dollar amount raised, I'll commit to participating in something outrageous," he says.